Occupy LA Returns To Downtown, Is Met With Police In Riot Gear And A Citywide Tactical Alert

Los Angeles was placed on a citywide tactical alert Thursday night when hundreds of people, including Occupy LA protesters, gathered near Downtown LA as part of a demonstration by the group that set up camp on City Hall lawn late last year.

Shortly after 11 p.m., police ordered the crowd to disperse from the area.

β€œThis kind of took us by surprise, we were not expecting them to show up tonight,” said Officer Karen Rayner with LAPD.

souce: NBC Los Angeles